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FOX Business
Apr 30, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. among our guests here tonight. we begin with the accusations that someone inside the obama white house is threatening employees of the state department and cia who want to gives -- a share critical information about the benghazi terrorist attacks with congress. fox news chief osman correspondent james rose and has our report. >> the state department pushed back against charges monday alleging that whistle-blower suit were preparing to cooperate with congressional investigators have faced threats and intimidation from their superiors. >> we have to follow this issue and the politicize it. the american people deserve answers. i am determined that this will be in accountable. >> the state department would never tolerate or sanction retaliation against civilians on any issue, including this one. that is an obligation we take very seriously. >> reporter: president obama profess to be unaware by longstanding efforts to question survivors from the benghazi attacks of september 11th in which terrorists killed a u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. >> and not familiar with this n
MSNBC
May 1, 2013 12:00pm PDT
in the obama white house was called the light footprint strategy, a strategy moving i way from a focus on these big attritional wars where we send a hundred thousand troops to a country, rewire the nation and after six or seven years discover we haven't done very little other than build recentments there. and more towards the use of america's technological advantage or physical advantage against a smaller group. so there are drone strikes in afghanistan, and in the long run, harmful or helpful. there are cyber strikes of the kind that the book revealed that the united states conducted against iran. and then there's the use of special forces. ultimate light footprint. remember they were in and out of pakistan before the pakistani military even had a chance to respond. >> david in the book you have the chapter, the dark side of the light footprint. you talk about standard that this administration struggled to fashion or new operations including targeted killing. they settled on the notion that a country would have to expressly invite a drone attacks. that would be a standard. we could se
FOX News
May 3, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with better reforms. the speaker says mr. barack obamas the sequester. the white house says only congress can replace it. >> shepard: that's what they were supposed to do in the beginning. don't they remember? good grief. i hate washington. not you, wendell. i love you. see you later. we're with the wall street journal's executive editor. the "wall street journal" owned by the parent company of this enemywork. a lot of things were said about sequester, a lot of them haven't happened. people at the very bottom of the inincome chain are hurt. but not everywhere. >> there's more parttimers in this jobs report. you can look around the edges and find things that will worry you. on the other hand if you pull back, it's good news. this was a notable improvement in the job picture. the unemployment rate went down for the right reasons. the revisions to the past two months that you pointed out were really important. remember, last month the numbers came in at 88,000. people said, my gosh, we're headed headed into at springtime swoons like last year that got revised upward and the previous month, too.
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 7:30am EDT
to do is to engage the international community in this conversation. one thing obama and the white house has said the they want to talk to our allies, talk to the u.n., get that engagement. that is something we have seen them talk about from the beginning. they want to act with allies and the rest of the world community behind them. part of what they're doing right now is talking with those world leaders, talking with the u.n., seeing what that means. it sends a message to countries like north korea that we will be acting. to be the only guy facing a bunch of other guys, it makes it easier for them to make their point. host: seung min kim, we see a headline in "the wall street journal" looking at the delays in airports and the faa what is the latest. >> a new law has been passed to allow the faa to reconfigure their filing so you do not have all these delays at the airport. this is all part of the sequester. the across-the-board cuts were supposed to hit everyone pretty evenly, but people were getting angry, long lines, including theers of congress, so when delays started to get along be
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs in the obama white house in the president's first term. he described in a "new york times" article how properly packaged messages of hate can spread and how hard it is for fact and reason to catch up. let me read that. suppose you saw with a strong, but basely conviction, that nefarious people conspire against your kind. the best medicine is no medicine. if so, you can ready discover the support for your views because of web, too, enclaves of like-minded people are found or emerge in an instant. a lot of empirical work establishes that when people sort themselves to such enclaves, they tend to become more confident, more unified, and more extreme, so is technology making people more dismissive of views, more toller rand of extremist views? >> i think of the internet as a force multiplier, good and bad. to the extent what technology does is give us access to so many more people, and they would not get off line for practical reasons, could come together, and so it exacerbates our tendencies to think a certain way and to the ext
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
you. martha: there is the scene at the white house right now. breaking news. president obama will hold a news conference there and that is just moments away. a lot of big questions. syria, benghazi, all coming up. you hurt my feelings, todd. i did? when visa signature asked everybody what upgraded experiences really mattered... you suggested luxury car service instd of "strength training with patrick willis." come on todd! flap them chicken wings. [ grunts ] well, i travel a lot and umm... [ male announcer ] at visa signature, every upgradedxperience comes from listening to our cardholders. visa signature. your idea of what a card should be. visa signature. but i see a world bursting with opportunity,ople nervous. with ideas, with ambition. i'm thinking about china, brazil, india. the world's a big place. i want to be a part of it. ishares international etfs. emerging markets and single countries. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
conversations] >> president obama held a news conference earlier today at the white house, marking the 100th day of his second term in office. he discussed a range of issues come including use of chemical weapons in syria. the investigation into the boston marathon bombings and immigration. here is part of those comments now about syria. >> even separate from the chemical weapons issue, what is happening in syria is a blog -- on the international general public got to make sure we do everything we can to protect the syrian people. in that context, what i've also said is the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer. not simply for the united states, but the international community. the reason is that established international law norms that say we use these kinds of weapons. you have the potential of killing massive numbers of people in the most inhumane way possible. the proliferation rusks are so significant we don't want that genie out of the box. so when i said the use of chemical weapons would be a game changer, that was in a position unique to the united states and it shouldn't been
CSPAN
May 2, 2013 10:00am EDT
. live to the white house for announcements from president obama. [applause] >> thank you. good morning, everybody. please have a seat. my top priority as president is to grow the economy, create good, middle-class jobs, make sure the next generation prospers. in a few minutes, i will be departing the white house that will promote that priority. one of our largest economic partners, then i will be visiting coastal rita where i will send a summit with central american leaders. in both in the dutch instances, i will work to deepen trade relationships across latin america. a relationship that creates jobs, growth here at home and growing markets where they can sell more american-made goods and services abroad. before i go, i have some business to do. i am proud to announce that i will be nominating to outstanding individuals to my cabinet, who will focus on these issues. ier the past four years, have tasked the secretary of commerce and the trade representative with opening new markets for goods and services, doubling our expert -- exports. over those four years, ron kirk, along with its o
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
makes the revelation in "sports illustrated." the white house says president obama called him today. received well-wishes from famous and non-famous on twitter and elsewhere. stunning new developments in the benghazi terror case we'll talk about them with the fox all-stars when we return. we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the firsweek... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostilityagitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 2:00am PDT
. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. well, now critics are calling the country's credibility into question, while the white house still wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts has details now from washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi, betty, good morning. and more from syria's state news agency this morning, its prime minister convoy was attacked in damascus. the prime minister said to be okay. varying reports of deaths and injuries from that attack. but it does underscore the seriousness of the violence there and why some here in washington want to act quickly. amateur video from syria, the fighting getting worse. and now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act, soon. >> for america to sit on the sidelines and do nothing is
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
options that the white house has been considering. president obama has been very careful in terms of not really talking about those options that are under consideration. tonight that changed and he said he is not at this point considering putting boots on the ground. using the term, he does not foresee putting boots on the ground in syria. the president has to some extent boxed him in. he said of course if syria uses chem weapons that would be a red line. the white house saying they believe chemical weapons were used but there are still too many questions about the origin of the weapons. president obama not ready to say how he is going to proceed when it comes to syria. so again we are still trying to get reaction to the israeli airstrike. >> andrea, you mentioned before john kerry is in moscow, on a trip specifically with the intent of trying to move forward diplomatically on presenting a u united front, to avoid further military escalation, to avoid a regional conflict. the chief on stek sell russia which is course with the assad regime, as well as iran. how does it change the n
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the pressure on president obama to intervene in the syrian war. all that after last week, the white house said that basha bashar alasaad probably used chemical weapons, but they said it was a small amount. it does seem to contradict what president obama said earlier about a red line that the regime couldn't cross. >> i keep feeling i've seen this movie before in bosnia. and i really do liken syria to bosnia, not libya and all the other. bosnia. in bosnia, the united states did not want to accept there was an ethnic cleansing or genocide going on. all sides were equally guilty. it took a final massacre. it has been tried and they've been charged with genocide, the culprits. here, 70,000 casualties, two years later and the president laid down not just his red line, but the kper national communities red line. also, the president doesn't like it. it is a violation of the laws of war. it's a crime that the world has to deal with. i was interviewed and i have been doing this for weeks and months. and this week, we have had two eyewitnesss, basically, inside syria who have told us about what they saw
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2013 12:00pm EDT
taking place at the pentagon. .ive at 1:55 eastern at the white house this afternoon, president obama is expected to announce his choice of charlotte north carolina mayor anthony foxx to be the next transportation secretary. if confirmed, he will be placed outgoing secretary ray lahood. we will have the personal announcement live starting at 2:10 eastern on our companion network c-span3. at 7:00 p.m., the debate for the first congressional seat in south carolina. former republican governor mark sanford and elizabeth bush -- busch. it is expected to focus on federal expending, gun legislation and a number of other key issues. are trying to generate as a government and you are looking for ways to generate new revenue, silicon valley has the answers. if you are trying to explore and ignite better innovation within your mpany's, silicon valley has the answers. and then from an entrepreneur standpoint, how is entrepreneurship different than in other places, which is distinctly is? so much is often based on failure and learning from one's experiences. but it is also recognizing that you ca
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
evidence of chemical weapons are now in play in the country. president obama has said crossing that line would be a game changer. now critics are calling the credibility into question while the white house says it wants more evidence. nbc's tracie potts is live for us in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's why some lawmakers here on capitol hill say the u.s. needs to send a strong signal not only to the assad regime in syria but also to others who may be watching, and all that's underscored by the new violence there this morning. the country's prime minister survived an assassination attempt today. his convoy was bombed. there are varying reports of other deaths and injuries. now the u.s. has some evidence syria's government may have used chemical weapons on its own people. president obama had called that a red line for action. now he's cautious. >> knowing that potentially chemical weapons have been used inside of syria doesn't tell us when they were used, how they were used. >> reporter: there's pressure from capitol hill to act soon. >> for america to s
CSPAN
May 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
with chris christie. and rodet c-span.org to the white house. president obama left the white house this afternoon after making a couple of cabinet appointments, and he headed to mexico for the first of three days of his latin american trip. he held a news conference with the mexican president. a number of topics were talked about including immigration and commerce as well. of three days. here is their news conference from earlier. it is about 50 minutes. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> his excellency, and barack obama. we will hear from the president of the united mexican states. good afternoon, everyone. first and foremost, i would like to extend the warmest welcome to barack obama and his team. we would like to welcome them with open arms. we hope you feel at home. we appreciate your will. relationship built of mutual respect and collaboration for the benefit of our people. before we cover the areas on behalf of the mexican people, i -- to repeat our unfortunately common and it took the lives of a
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
there. martha if. martha: president obama is set to tap the mayor of charlotte, north carolina to run the transportation department. his name is anthony foxx. a white house official says that announcement could come later today. earlier this month, mayor foxx announced he would not seek reelection for mayor of charlotte. he wanted to spend more time with his children. he will be the first african-american nominee in the president's second cabinet. maybe spend more time in washington with them there. bill: but he has got his hands full with the transportation thing and security we talked about. martha: big job. bill: furloughs and all that stuff. martha: yeah. bill: just getting rolling, folks on a monday. there is dangerous flooding affecting more than a dozen states already and more rain is in the forecast. we'll show you where and how bad it is and how bad might be for millions of people. martha: look at this. a powerful explosion in a busy city center. we'll tell you what caused this. plus, you remember the white house says if syria crosses or uses chemical weapons that would be a
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
right away. seriously, mr. president, your hair is so white it could be a member of your cabinet. >> tough line. that was conan o'brien as the white house correspondents' dinner taking a jab at president obama over his supposed lack of diversity in his cabinet. today, the president names the first african-american cabinet pick of his second term. he's chosen charlotte, north carolina, mayor anthony fox as his nominee to become the nation's next transportation secretary succeeding ray lahood. angela, a principal at the impact strategies group, angela, thanks very much for coming in. so what's your take on thissugg has not been diverse enough in his selections for his second term cabinet? >> well, wolf, i think as the president has mentioned in several other interviews, this is just the beginning. anthony foxx is certainly a great start in the right direction with his background serving as a mayor of a major metropolitan area and even serving as one of the primary reasons why the dratic national convention went so well i think it's certainly a step in the right direction. >> so you
CBS
May 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi, but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to fin out exactly what happened. to make sure that the u.s. embassy, not just in the middle east, but around the world are safe and secure. and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later, no suspects and no arrests. this week, the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list ambassador chris stevens, glen dougherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service says some members have questions about how these deaths could have been avoided. secretary kerry and vice president biden about honor the victims and other fallen service officers at a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> margaret brennan, thanks. >>> several wildfires burning in california. m
CBS
May 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
to speak to those americans evacuated from benghazi but claim the white house won't release the names. the administration argues that they have answered all relevant questions. president obama said tuesday he remains focused on finding out what happened. >> our job with respect to benghazi has been to find out exactly what happened, to make sure that u.s. embassies, not just in the middle east but around the world, are safe and secure, and to bring those who carried it out to justice. >> but eight months later there are no suspects and no arrests. this week the families of the fallen will see the names of their loved ones unveiled here at the u.s. state department. added to the list, ambassador chris stevens, glen doherty, ty woods, and sean smith. the union representing the foreign service also has questions about how these deaths could have been carried. they'll honor others aet a ceremony held here tomorrow. >> all right. margaret brennan, thank you. >>> and several wildfires are burning in california. much of southern california is under a red flag warning. that's because of wind,
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am PDT
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CSPAN
May 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
barry jo white -- mary jo white, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. chairman white was appointed by president obama in january and confirmed by the senate last month. the exceptionally strong bipartisan support she received in the confirmation process is, i think, a real testament to the extraordinary experience she brings to her office and to the long and successful record of her prior public service. you know, in today's often polarized political environment that kind of bipartisan support augers very well, indeed, for her leadership of the sec. in public life chairman white is best known for her nine years as the united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as you know, that office litigates some of the most important and complex criminal and civil cases in the nation. during her tenure there, chairman white certainly saw her share of these including prosecutions stem thing from the bombings of the -- stemming from the bombings of the world trade center in 2001, 1993 and of our embassies in kenya and tanzania in 1998. in the private sector, chair
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 8:00am PDT
reaction to president obama's speaking on the boston and benghazi terror attacks during that white house news conference in our last hour. the president asked about critics raising concerns about u.s. national security in the kef those attacks. listen. >> lindsey graham a senior member of the armed services committee has said that benghazi and boston are both examples of the u.s. going backwards on national security. is he right? and did our intelligence miss something? >> no, mr. graham is not right on this issue, sure it generated some headlines. i think that what we saw in boston was state, local, federal officials, every agency, rallying around a city that had been attacked, identifying the perpetrators just hours after the scene had been examined. we now have one individual deceased, one in custody. charges have been brought. jon: well joining us by phone now south carolina republican senator lindsey graham. you heard the president there at his news conference in essence say, senator, that you are wrong. what's your response? >> with all due respect to the president we've lost eight
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 12:00am EDT
today at constantcontact.com/try. >> the past weekend president obama took time oust his very busy golf schedule to share a few laughs with all his friends in the mainstream media at the white house correspondence dinner. he spent most of his time doing what he does best, taking cheap shots at republicans. take a look. >> i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. and then look, call me self-centered, but i can think of one minority they could start with. >> hello. some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask? really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell. in fact i'm taking my charm defensive on the road. a texas bash due. and a kentucky bluegrass concert with rand paul and a book burning with michele bachmann. and it's similar tell, we need to make progress on important issues. take the sequester. republicans fell in love with this thing and now they can't stop talking about how much they h
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 4:00am PDT
... >>> the white house correspondents dinner kicks off about twelve hours or so from now here in washington. when president obama is expected to deliver a speech that includes some humor. but for one former presidential speech writer, the day is remembered for a speech that was never delivered. joining me now is political humorist mark katz who was the in-house comedic speech yeutter for president bill clinton. welcome, mark. i know you've got this new piece in the daily beast about what you call the funniest speech bill clinton never gave. and you write about how the white hou white house decided against giving your speech in 1995 because it was only ten days after the oklahoma city bombing and they were concerned it was too funny. so could that happen again with the boston bombing? >> i think more accurately it was the best speech he never gave. because for the fact that he never gave it, he gave another speech that really kind of tapped in to his -- his -- an eloquent voice that kind of gave voice to our -- our national resolve to fight terrorism. so this is a, you know, each white house corre
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
for kids who don't have very much money so they can attend journalism school. this year fox news white house correspondent ed henry, a good guy, was in charge. henry did a very nice job raising0,000 for the students as part of the event, president obama gets to make fun of everybody, including himself. >> these days i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. [ laughter ] i know republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012. one thing they do agree on they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. call me self-centered. i could think of one minority they could start with. hello. [ laughter ] [ applause ] think of me as a trial run, you know. see how it goes. this whole trophy billion jay-z going to cuba it's up believable i have 99 problems and now jay-z is 1. that's another rap reference, bill. >> bill: well, i must thank the president for the heads up. sorry to say i am not down with the jay-z song 99 problems. but if it's half as good as cara by jay and the americans i think i'm going to like it. then c
FOX News
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
celebrations outside the white house. celebrations at ground zero in new york city. and president obama declared al qaeda on the path to defeat. but one of our next guests says, that fight is far from over today. [gunfire] martha: violence on the streets of a u.s. city where police were attacked for the second straight year. we'll tell you what is going on. [shouting] @ñ@@@í
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
, with three of your daily vegetable servings in every little bottle. >> president obama may need to reserve time on his calendar to have a drink with senator mitch mcconnell, after all. the senator was a punch line in one of the president's jokes during the white house correspondence dinner saturday night. here what happens the president said then. >> some folks still don't think i spend enough time with congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask? really? why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell? >> funny line. mcconnell camp responded by tweeting out this photo which shows him sitting at a bar with two drinks and empty seat. the tweet reads "greetings from coal country hazard kentucky" the photo a nod to clint eastwood's emptyha
CSPAN
May 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
of counterterrorism policy is in fact lawful. so they are rapidly on the back foot. the obama administration -- i know they are working with this inside the white house to do a better job explaining the legality of the program, who they are targeting, why it is lawful, and why the rest of the world should in fact agree with what they are doing. in a moment i would be happy to get into the more of the legal details, but that is where we are right now. >> thanks, john. i'm a take you, mike, and thank you area much to the bipartisan policy center for having this event and inviting me. let me start out in the spirit of the center with agreeing with a lot of what john bellinger has said. the targeted killing program rate is profoundly important, has profoundly important legal and policy questions, and the public debate is crippled because we do not actually have a lot of the information that we need in order to determine the full extent of where the program is being carried out, how, against two, with what investigation, and what measures to prevent harm to civilians. let me also start out with another poi
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
for hezbollah. >>> the white house says april's strong jobs report shows the u.s. economy continues to recover. 165,000 new jobs were created last month. >>> and while speaking in mexico friday, president obama says he is working to get commonsense immigration reform passed this year. he says he's convinced it will get done. more news at the top of the hour. >> with congress back from its summer recess, administration leaders prepare to make their case to invade iraq. to eliminate saddam. inside the white house, paul wolfowitz's deputy, under secretary of defense, douglas fife, an iraq hawk like his boss, presents a slide show to national security officials that is full of questionable assertions. >> of all the places where intelligence was being manipulated in the bush administration, the fife shop was the key place. >> there was a debate about how one characterizes the relationship between iraq and al qaeda. nobody made the argument there was no relationship between iraq and al qaeda. >> i want to thank the -- >> the administration deploys its biggest guns to push congressional leaders for q
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the men, but certainly a substantial coincidence, wolf? >> we do know president obama spoke to president putin today in russia. they had what the white house calls a good conversation, and the president of the united states thanked the russian president for the cooperation in this investigation, at least this phase in the investigation. i get the sense both of these governments, despite the fact they are not allies or close friends, they are working a little bit more closely now as far as the terrorism situation is concerned. is that the impression you're getting in moscow, as well, nick? >> reporter: well, it's very interesting to see how little the russians are giving away in public here, but how often it appears putin and obama want to talk about the cooperation they are doing and appear to want to be talking positively about that. we also heard from an aide from putin in moscow saying quite simply the continuation of cooperation will continue. severe obvious efforts for cooperation here on the surface. combined with some strange back chatter we're hearing from, you know, on the hill,
MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 9:00am PDT
to poisoned letters sent to president obama and other officials two eks ago. kristin welker is at the white house for us. what is the latest in these developments? >> reporter: alec, good afternoon to you. fbi officials confirm that special agents did arrest 41-year-old everett dutschke this afternoon, and authorities in tupelo, mississippi, say that the arrest is in connection with those ricin-laced letters that were addressed to president obama and members of congress. at this point in time though, no charges have been filed and no word on what specific charges will be filed. he is being held in a detention center expected to be arraigned on monday. now, his home was actually investigated by authorities tuesday and wednesday. so reporters have been outside of his house on a number of different days this week, alex. our local affiliate actually interviewed him earlier this week. take a listen to what dutschke had to say. >> i had absolutely nothing to do with those letters and the person that was -- her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
partisan republicans was the buddy embrace with obama in the hour of crisis. how has the president and white house done since then? >> another president has kept every promise that he made. the fact is that is what i was saying at the time. i was asked at the time how is the president doing and i said he is doing a good job. he has kept his word. so everybody knows that i have about 95% level of disagreement with barack obama on issues of principle and philosophy, but the fact is we have a job to do and what peep expect from people they elect is to do their job and why they hate washington so much and you know that, john. they hate washington because many don't care about getting the job done. they care about arguing and building right and the president is guilty of that and the congress is guilty of. what we did at the time was we saw suffering together. when you see that you will step up and be responsible or you're not. we stepped up and were responsible together. since that time i have to say everything they promised they would do, they have done and so i don't have any complai
CNN
May 1, 2013 4:00am PDT
in several cities across the country including seattle, new york and los angeles. >>> president obama is expecting to nominate tom wheeler as the next chairman of the federal communications division. wheeler was a top fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign. the white house describes wheeler as an experienced leader that shares the commitment to enhancing competition and insuring investment. >>> how did a memphis police cruiser end up like this? >> it is quite a picture. >> we are told theophiluser wof attempting to pull over. the wonderful thing is no one was injured. it is a crazy picture. >>> ahead on "starting point" i am not a murderer. amanda knox telling the world her side of the story and talking about how she was portrayed by the international media. that is next. you're watching "starting point." [ other merv ] welcome back to the cleaning games. [ merv ] mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so are we. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less,
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
a wrong turn but some of us are required to pay for the rest of our live. barack obama himself has admitted to more than a little bit of drug use in his lifetime. he admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his use. if he had not been raised by white grandparents in hawaii or had not done much of his illegal drug use on but the odds are good he would have been stopped or for a store search and caught and far from being president of the united states today he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >> intelligentsia is from the certainty that religion and reason are in different boxes. and the two are at war with each other. someone who was a rational is not a religious or vice versa. and it is the antidote to religion. this itself is the ultimate irrational idea because of the belief that religion is identical to the west is completely untrue.
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